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Title

The Saint, Sayan, Bali

1986
printed 1987


Artist

Jon Lewis

United States of America, Australia

1950 -


About

Jon Lewis' recent photography is distinguished by its ongoing commitment to issues of social justice and the preservation of human rights. He began exhibiting in 1974, was a member of Sydney's renowned 'Yellow House' and has been an active campaigner for animal rights. Lewis is perhaps best known for his early images of people on Bondi Beach and other portraits. However, his sympathetic photographs documenting the complicated plight and conditions of the East Timorese people now distinguish his recent more politically informed practice. 'The Saint', from an earlier series produced during the 1980s, depicts a man in an empty street smiling bashfully at the camera. This image demonstrates the way Lewis' photographs seek to explore the physical, spiritual and metaphorical connections between people and their surroundings.


Details


Dates

1986
printed 1987


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

47.5 x 58.2 cm image; 50.7 x 60.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet, ink "October 1986 Jon Lewis".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

475.1987


Artist information

Jon Lewis

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers